Kaitlyn Tarpey the Inspiration Behind the Name Caitlyn

Caitlyn Jenner Meet Caitlyn TarpeyThe Miss America contestant who became the inspiration behind Caitlyn Jenner’s chosen name has been identified as Kaitlyn Tarpey…a top 10 finalist in the 2014 pageant.

The former beauty queen believes that a comment she made  during the pageant struck a chord with Bruce Jenner.

During Jenner’s  interview with Diane Sawyer…the gold medalist made refrence to a  statement Tarpey made during the 2014 competition.  The comment made by the beauty queen was”Chin up, boobs up and rock it.”  Bruce gave Diane Sawyer a mantra that was very similar.

Caitlyn says she watched the Miss America pageant for inspiration in choosing a name and was actually leaning toward something different until Kaitlyn Tarpey appeared.

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